Feature Packed Handset Will Debut in Europe and Asia
Just as expected, Nokia has announced its latest addition to the multimedia-centric (and game-riffic) Nseries line, the N82 candybar. The phone clearly bears a striking resemblance to its recently announced cousin -- the N81 slider -- but the N82 ups the ante with a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens paired with autofocus (naturally) and a xenon flash. Other features include microSD expansion, support for Nokia's own Ovi goodies, WiFi, assisted GPS, a 2.4 inch QVGA display front and center, and an honest-to-goodness 3.5mm headphone jack like the N95 before it.
The GSM / EDGE radio is quadband , but HSDPA's available only on the 2100MHz band -- so North Americans looking for a Data Network are currently out of luck. Others can buy the N82 starting today for about €450 ($657).